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Various Artists / This Is Not L.A.
Album:This Is Not L.A. Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:01/2008
Label:None 

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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-01-12 
These are high quality digital transfers from original vinyl of extremely rare seven inches by foundation hardcore punk bands from across the country. A lot of these tracks have gone on to find their way onto CD re-releases over the years but here they are in their original forms, with no "digital remastering" or remixing. This is as close as you will come to hearing them the way they were intended as you can without owning the vinyl (in fact, chances are this digital transfer from my super high-end turntable will sound better than it would with an average system).

These tracks havent been cleaned up. Most of them are FCC friendly but a few have an occassional expletives. Avoid tracks titled "fuck you" (DOA) and most Minor Threat songs unless you are in safe harbor.

notes:

Feederz: Phoenix, very unique sound, definately not generic or typical hardcore sound. Exceedingly intelligent and anti-social lyrics, themes

Society Dog: SF band

JFA (Jody Fosters Army): the original skate-punk band, from Phoenix. They were all about 15 when they recorded this.

Meat Puppets: not "hardcore" per se, these guys were just plain old weird. This stuff falls into hardcore cuz it was intense and out of control. They ended up on SST records in their first few years but after about 1984 turned into a terrible rudderless "college rock" band. blegh!

Minor Threat: epitome of the DC, east coast sound. Very disciplined, going well with their straightedge philosophy. Went on to become Fugazi. Many FCCs as Ian was generally pissed off and couldnt express himself otherwise.

Stains: became MDC because of name conflicts with LA band. moved to SF from austin. Very political, uber hyper political in fact. Very intelligent stuff.

Beastie Boys: Yes, this is THE beastie boys, proving that they were in fact a NYC hardcore punk band when they started out. In the photo on the record they all look about 15 years old.

DOA: Vancouver band, one of the first. Their sound and approach was mostly just political heaviness, serving as inspiration for bands that followed, that became "hardcore". Its argued that DOA coined the term "hardcore".

Double-O: DC band, incestous with Minor Threat.

Husker Du: Minneapolis trio. In 1985 they were picked up briefly by a major label and everyone thought that they were the first sell-outs, that hardcore was about to become palatable. The record tanked in the mainstream (which had to wait til hardcore was sugar coated enough by Nirvana to bite) but the band is famous for bringing pop and accessible sentiments to punk, helping to invent "alternative" and "indie rock" (with the Pixies, et al).

Jerry's Kidz: Albuquerque band, skaters, that shredded. Underappreciated, this record is RARE.

No Thanks: one of the small handful of bands that were truly hardcore with a female singer, front person (sorry, the Avengers dont count). From SF.

Rebel Truth: Sacramento, very rare.

Seven Seconds: Reno band that grandstanded all things straight edge and skater, to point of being nauseating.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Feederz, The Jesus
2.Feederz, The Sotp You're Killing Me
3.Feederz, The Avon Lady
4.Feederz, The Terrorist
5.Society Dog Working Class People
6.Society Dog Bad Dreams
7.Jfa Out Of School
8.Jfa Jfa
9.Jfa Do The Hannigan
10.Jfa Count
11.Jfa Beach Blanket Bong Out
12.Jfa Coke And Snickers
13.Meat Puppets In A Car
14.Meat Puppets Big House
15.Meat Puppets Dolphin Field
16.Meat Puppets Out In The Gardener
17.Meat Puppets Foreign Lawns
18.Minor Threat In My Eyes
19.Minor Threat Out Of Step
20.Minor Threat Guilty Of Being White
21.Minor Threat Stepping Stone
22.Minor Threat Filler
23.Minor Threat I Dont Want To Hear It
24.Minor Threat Seeing Red
25.Minor Threat Straight Edge
26.Minor Threat Small Man Big Mouth
27.Minor Threat Screaming At A Wall
28.Minor Threat Bottled Violence
29.Minor Threat Minor Threat
30.Society Dog How Could I Feel It
31.Society Dog The Baby Is Dead
32.Society Dog On The Street
33.Stains (Mdc) John Wayne Was A Nazi
34.Stains (Mdc) Born To Die
35.Beastie Boys Beastie Boys
36.Beastie Boys Transit Cop
37.Beastie Boys Jimi
38.Beastie Boys Holy Snappers
39.Beastie Boys Riot Fight
40.Beastie Boys Ode To...
41.Beastie Boys Michelle's Farm
42.Beastie Boys Egg Raid On Mojo
43.D.O.A. Right To Be Wild
44.D.O.A. Fuck You
45.Double-O You've Lost
46.Double-O Is It Better
47.Double-O Grey To Black
48.Double-O Death Of A Friend
49.Double-O There's No Reasoning
50.Husker Du In A Free Land
51.Husker Du What To I Want
52.Husker Du M.I.C.
53.Jerry's Kidz Marionettes
54.Jerry's Kidz Brs
55.Jerry's Kidz That's Life
56.Jerry's Kidz Dwi/Insanity
57.Mdc Multi-Death Corporation
58.Mdc Selfish Shit
59.Mdc Radioactive Chocolate
60.Mdc No Place To Piss
61.Minor Threat Salad Days
62.Minor Threat Stumped
63.Minor Threat Good Guys Don't Wear White
64.No Thanks Are You Ready To Die
65.No Thanks Office Jerk
66.No Thanks Rat Cheese
67.No Thanks Fuck Everything
68.No Thanks Poseur
69.Rebel Truth The Request
70.Rebel Truth Try
71.Rebel Truth In The Red
72.Rebel Truth Trickle Down
73.Rebel Truth Child Hosts The Parasite
74.Rebel Truth Moneyman
75.Rebel Truth Where The Heart Is
76.Rebel Truth The Good Life
77.Rebel Truth Unscene Effort
78.Seven Seconds 5 Years Of Lies
79.Seven Seconds Drug Control
80.Seven Seconds Bottomless Pit
81.Seven Seconds Fight Your Own Fight
82.Seven Seconds Committed For Life
83.Seven Seconds This Is The Angry
84.Seven Seconds Aggro